Texas Girls Know Hot!

By Kristyn, age 17, Texas

It's May. And where I am, it's HOT.

But even as oppressive as our good buddy the sun is, there are ways to pull yourself out from under those harmful UV rays, and look good doing it!

When persuing your wardrobe during the summer, pick light colors. Darker colors absorb the sunlight and draw it in, effectively making you hotter (and not in the good kind of way ;]). Light and heat bounce off the lighter colors - plus, a sunny yellow or pastel pink will make you look cute and perky!

In addition to color choice, be sure to select fabrics that are light and breezy. When it's sidewalk-melting hot outside, nobody wants their clothes sticking to them in an unflattering manner. Wouldn't you rather be that cool and collected girl while the rest of 'em are sweaty and sticky?

Believe it or not, even the way you wear your hair can make a difference. About 40% of your body heat leaves through your head - imagine your hair soaking all of that up! A high ponytail that keeps your hair off your neck will leave you much cooler and much happier.

Speaking of hot heads, you could be looking real snazzy in a super cool wide-brimmed hat. These are amazing in what they do for you in the extreme sunshine. They keep the sun off your fair face and out of your gorgeous eyes, and the back of your neck cool and safeguarded from sunburn. Plus, they just look awesome!

So, there you are. A couple hints and tips for looking and feeling cool when the earth is flaming hot. Have a happy summer! :D

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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